How to Pay for Your Fullstack Academy Education

By: Fullstack Academy

This post originally appeared on Fullstack Academy's blog.

Choosing a coding bootcamp takes time and research, and once you decide which program will help you reach your career goals, it’s time to figure out how to pay for it. 

Investing in your future is a smart way to increase your earning potential, build new skills, and grow your network. At Fullstack Academy, you can access these benefits for less than $20k—far less than the average cost of a four-year degree. 

If you’re considering attending Fullstack Academy, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to figure out the financing option that will work best for you. 

Whether you’d like to pay up-front, apply for a scholarship or private loan, or take advantage of Early Enrollment or deferred tuition, here are the many ways you can pay for your coding bootcamp education at Fullstack. 

1. Paying Up-Front 

If you have the means to pay for your coding bootcamp education up-front, Fullstack Academy makes it easy.

After paying your enrollment deposit ($2,000 for Fullstack Academy and for Grace Hopper up-front), the remainder of your tuition is due before you start Week 1 of the immersive part of your program.

You can reduce your tuition cost through scholarship options and by taking advantage of Early Enrollment.

2. Scholarships 

Fullstack Academy offers a variety of scholarships to make coding education more accessible. Please note that Fullstack Academy might offer additional scholarships for specific cohorts from time to time. 

Ada Lovelace Scholarship

Women+-identifying students who choose to pay up-front (not taking advantage of deferred tuition) are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. 

Veteran’s Scholarship

Veterans who choose to pay up-front (not taking advantage of deferred tuition or participating in the VET TEC program) are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. 

Opportunity Fund

Members of the Black and African American community can apply for full-tuition scholarships to Fullstack Academy coding and cybersecurity programs. We’re currently accepting applications

Edie Windsor Scholarship

In partnership with Lesbians Who Tech, we offer a half-tuition scholarship for gender-nonconforming individuals & LGBTQ+ women.

3. Early Enrollment 

We offer a $500 discount for those who enroll up to four weeks before the public application deadline to help interested applicants start learning software engineering skills sooner.

Students who take advantage of Early Enrollment will also receive early access to Foundations materials. 

4. Deferred Tuition 

For women+-identifying students who are interested in the Grace Hopper program, we offer deferred tuition to make it easier for more women+ to break into tech and launch their careers. 

The Grace Hopper program offers an inclusive and diverse learning environment so students feel supported, can work to combat imposter syndrome, and build their network. 

Students who are interested pay a $3,000 enrollment deposit and pay the remaining $16,910 tuition over nine monthly installments after they’ve secured full-time work in software engineering.

5. Fellowships + Partnership Programs 

Universities, organizations, and governments trust Fullstack Academy’s educational model.

In partnership with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, through our Web Development Fellowship, we’re able to provide full-tuition scholarships for eligible New Yorkers interested in Fullstack Academy’s full-time Software Engineering Immersive.

6. VET TEC 

Veterans who have at least one day of unexpired G.I. Bill® entitlement might be eligible to participate in the VET TEC program. Learn more and check your eligibility here.

7. Applying for a Private Loan

If paying up-front isn’t the best choice for you, you can also apply for a private loan to finance your coding bootcamp education. Fullstack partners with lenders Skills Fund and Climb.

Skills Fund

Skills Fund partners with leading coding bootcamps to provide affordable loans. It offers several monthly repayment options, including:

  • Deferred, in which you don’t make payments while you’re in school and for three months after but still accrue interest.
  • Interest-only, in which you make low, interest-only payments about one month after your program starts and continue those payments for three months after the program ends.
  • Immediate, in which you start making full payments about one month after your program starts, for students who qualify. 

Climb Credit 

Climb focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high ROI from their education. It also provides loans based on your future income as opposed to the salary you’re making now. You can complete the online application in five minutes with no impact on your credit until you accept the loan.

Have questions about which financing option is right for you? Schedule a call with your student advisor to learn more. 


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